Have you ever found the perfect piece of furniture only to discover part of it is chipped or missing? Oh, the let down, sheer joy to utter disappointment in seconds!
I have great news; my friend Jerra gave me the skinny on how to easily fix veneer on any piece.
Start with a beautiful piece full of potential!
Notice the missing veneer? UGH! Don’t worry, you can fix it!
Step #1: Clean furniture thoroughly with Murphy’s Oil Soap. (In my experience this works the best).
Purchase Iron-On Veneer Edging (you can order it from Amazon by following the link).
Step #2: Using a razor cut the area you want to fill into a easy shape such as a square or rectangle. This will make it easier to cut the veneer and put it into place.
TIP: Remove Old Veneer by pulling up with razor blade. If this is becoming difficult, use a damp wash-cloth and hold a hot iron on the area for about 8 seconds, and glue will begin to soften and become easier for veneer to be removed.
Step #3: Trace the size of the area to be filled, and cut an exact size with a scissors from your Veneer Edging Roll.
Step #4: Place piece of new veneer.
Step #5: After putting veneer in place, cut the access off to fit.
Step #6: Using a hot iron, with a piece of foil in between – adhere the new edging to the dresser. Takes about 8 seconds and the glue will melt on the back of the new veneer and adhere firmly.
Step #7: After adhering the new veneer, apply wood filler to all 4 sides of new shape, allow to sit for 15 minutes and come back and sand smooth.
Step#9: Allow filler to completely dry and lightly sand.
Step #10: Paint over your entire piece and enjoy the fact that the missing veneer is repaired and no one will ever notice!
Jerra painted this piece with Annie Sloan Old Ochre and Duck Egg and finished it with Annie Sloan Clear and Dark Wax. It’s simply GORGEOUS and the fix only cost about $5!
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